Ezra Jack Keats Minigrants – $500
Application deadline: March 15, 11:59 p.m. of each year. The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Minigrant initiative awards $500 to public schools, public libraries and preschool Head Start programs for projects that foster literacy through creative expression, working together and interaction with a diverse community. Programs focusing on the work of Ezra Jack Keats are welcome, but not required. Applications are submitted online. Awarded annually.
Service Areas: Massachusetts
Current Funding Opportunities
- The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation provides financial awards of $500 to public schools and public libraries and preschool Head Start programs for projects that foster creative expression, working together and interaction with a diverse community. Not available to private, parochial or charter schools.
- To be considered, the proposed program must be supported solely by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.
- Grants award is $500
- Applications are available on the EJK Minigrant Program website. All proposals must be submitted electronically. After completing and transmitting your form, you will receive an electronic confirmation as well as a copy of your application, indicating our receipt of your proposal.
- Application forms must be received by 11:59 p.m., March 15, of each year.
- Calcasieu Parish Public Library (Lake Charles, Louisianna) created a teen summer reading program “Tales of Our Forefathers” that focused on the publication of oral histories of family and community members.
- Geeter Middle School (Memphis, Tennessee) created a Black History program called “African-American Shadow Plays” where students adapted African and African-American folktales into shadow plays and performed them with puppets and sets they created themselves